The following classes are available for a fee at the Expo:
Prepping Your Pantry: How to save money and not starve today… Or tomorrow
- Charley Hogwood
Saturday November 2 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Do you run to the store several times a week? Are you watching as the price of food goes up every day? Would you like to cut your grocery bill and eat cheaper next year all at the same time? Did you already waste your money on a survival food “bucket”? What if you didn’t have any electricity…how would you prevent spoilage and cook your meals? Food storage is a very broad term, and we’re here to break down the basics. In this course, we will cover:
- What is food storage? Why should you store food?
- Food storage methods, including: Mylar bags, canning, dehydrating, freezing, Nature’s refrigerator and freeze drying.
- Why most bucket foods are a waste of money and will be thrown out with the trash.
- Why MREs are a bad plan.
- Balancing your nutrition.
- How many calories you will need.
- What do those “Best By” dates mean?
- Why food storage is such an important part of your prepping plan.
- The 5 enemies of food storage.
- How to choose the proper containers and the right plastics.
- Shopping strategies to stretch your dollar.
- The Tiered Food Storage Strategy.
- How to choose the proper size Mylar bags.
- How to properly choose and use oxygen absorbers.
- Shelf life of foods.
- Creative storage for tight spaces.
Every student will pack their own 5lb Mylar bag of rice in the class to take home. All food and packing materials are included.
This class will pay for itself immediately with actionable information for your next shopping trip!
Cost is $45.00/person.
Space is LIMITED! Register now!
Workshop: Small Game Butchering
- Marjory Wildcraft
Saturday November 2 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM AND
Sunday November 3 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This workshop will teach you how to butcher your own small livestock. I will demonstrate the simplest and quickest kill methods, skinning, gutting, and quartering. You’ll learn the uses of every part of the animal – nothing is wasted (meat, bones, brains, skins, feathers, intestines, organs, etc.). You will also learn about knives, sharpening, and other tools with an emphasis on simple, easy, and economical. Also presented are the methods of cooking to fully maximize the nutrition you get. This workshop will use a live rabbit to process and incorporates a ceremony to honor the life of the animal. This is a premium workshop with limited capacity.
Cost is $75/person.
Register early as seating is limited to 30 students per class!
Simple Weapons Disarmament
- Robert Henry
Saturday November 2 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Simple Weapons Disarmament class will demonstrate just how easy it really is to disarm somebody. Whether it’s a pistol, or a rifle, or a shotgun, just HAVING a weapon means little if the person wielding it does not know how to maintain CONTROL of the weapon in close quarters. This class will teach you how YOU can be the one in control if you ever find yourself on the wrong end of a firearm.
This class is open to all regardless of age, etc. While you do not need to be in great physical condition to attend the class, the class will be slightly physical, as it is a hands-on learning type workshop . Fake “red” guns will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own if they have them. Absolutely NO live ammunition or real firearms will be allowed in the training area for safety reasons. You may elect not to participate in the physical exercises if you’re uncomfortable doing them, but we strongly believe hands-on learning is essential. You must be able to maintain a high level of personal and emotional control.
If you carry concealed, feel free to bring your concealed carry holster. If you have a fake “red” or “blue” gun of the model you normally carry, by all means bring it. Once again, absolutely NO live ammunition or real weapons will be allowed in the training area for safety reasons. Comfortable clothing and athletic type shoes are definitely a plus.
Cost is $50.00/person.
Space is LIMITED! Register now by clicking below to guarantee your spot!
Complete Wound Care Class with Hands-on Suturing and Stapling
- Dr, Bones & Nurse Amy
Sunday November 3 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Learn how to provide Complete Wound Care including suture and staple techniques with Dr Bones and Nurse Amy from www.DoomandBloom.net.
Using a pig’s foot, they will show you how to assess a wound, apply antiseptic, insert the sutures, tie a proper instrument knot, cut the extra sutures and learn how to space the sutures for proper wound closure. Hands-on instruction to learn proper skin stapling technique is also now part of the class. Learn when it is best NOT to close a wound. Complete wound care is discussed in detail, from cleaning, dressing and caring for both closed and open wounds. This course is designed for the non-medical professional and those medical personnel without suturing knowledge.
The Complete Wound Care with Suture/stapling class includes:
- 1 pig’s foot
- 3 instrument suture kit
- nitrile gloves
- two 2-0 silk sutures
- skin staplers
- staple removers
- betadine wipes
Cost is $75.00/person (equipment included).
Sign up early as seating is limited to 24 students per class.
Building a Bow for Survival & Preparedness
- Scott Moore
Sunday November 3 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
This workshop will teach you:
- How to choose bow and arrow making materials in the field
- Construction tools and techniques
- How to design powerful bows and accurate arrows
- Fletching and point attachment
- Tuning for accurate arrow flight
This workshop will pay for itself by shaving many hours off the learning curve. My methods will have you shooting a self-made bow in days, not months.
Register early as seating is limited to 25 students.